Chrissy Teigen has apologised after making a "super tone deaf and icky" joke about her mother and her AirPods.
The model sparked a backlash about wealth when she posted a message on Twitter saying that her mum treated the headphones (which cost around £150) as if they were disposable.
She tweeted: “My mom treats her air pods like they're disposable.
“Buys a few a month. she says they would be easier to not lose if they had....a cord.”
my mom treats her air pods like they're disposable. buys a few a month. she says they would be easier to not lose if they had....a cord
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 6, 2019
Some fans thought Teigen was showing off about the family’s wealth, with one posting “we get it, you’re rich”, and another saying: “I'm thinking about how much food that could buy.”
However, the cover girl has now insisted that she was just making a joke about her mother not realising that AirPods with cords are just headphones.
The star, 33, tweeted: “Oh man I haven’t checked my mentions for a bit and I didn’t realize how many people were super p***** off about this.
“It was meant as a joke (and exaggeration) about how my mom doesn’t realize air pods are with a cord are headphones but it came across as super tone deaf and icky.”
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Teigen added: “I promise I will not always say the right thing in the right way but I also promise I hate disappointing or p****** you guys off.
“I’m sorry and I will do better to not be such an a******.”
The model is married to US singer John Legend.
The couple tied the knot in Italy in 2013 and have two children together – daughter Luna, three, and son Miles, one.